Overfishing, and its Consequences, are Discussed on "Success Files" with Host Rob Lowe

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The program, created for PBS Member Stations, will feature professionals within the fishing industry.

Rob Lowe, a popular actor, found his voice as an educator as a host of the "Success Files" series. In a new segment of the educational program, the actor will introduce a segment that discusses the adverse consequences that overfishing has on the environment, marine ecology, and food chain.

People from all over depend on the oceans of the world as a large source of their basic food and income needs. There is a mounting demand for fish and other sea creatures to meet the high and ever-growing demand. To meet this demand, new technology and equipment have been developed to catch more sea creatures with less effort, and in a shorter amount of time. These advanced fishing resources make it easy to overhunt sea life. As an increasing number of people decide to make seafood a part of their regular diet, the oceans around the globe face the threat of becoming dangerously depleted. This episode investigates the impact of these issues, going into the finer detail, with hopes of educating viewers of the serious consequences overfishing has.

"Success Files" with host Rob Lowe is an educational television series independently produced and distributed by an award-winning time to public television stations across the United States. The series takes a look at the details surrounding hot and controversial topics that are a part of American culture.

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